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Georgia Tech Comes Up Short

ATLANTA (AP) - Russell Robinson scored 17 points, and Number 3 Kansas survived a last-minute scare to remain unbeaten with a 71-66 victory over Georgia Tech Tuesday night.

After Tech cut the Kansas lead to one point with nine seconds left, Sherron Collins made two free throws and then had a steal and layup to clinch the victory. One game after setting a career high with 11 assists in a win over Ohio on Saturday, Robinson set his season high for points. Collins, Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush all had 11 points for Kansas.

The Jayhawks (11-0) didn't come close to their average of 85 points per game. Georgia Tech, playing only its second home game of the season, staged a strong rally after trailing by 13 points.

A 3-pointer by Lewis Clinch, who led Georgia Tech (4-5) with 22 points, cut the Kansas lead to 63-55 with 3:20 left. Matt Causey's 3-pointer with 54 seconds left and a basket 22 seconds later made it 67-64. Robinson missed two free throws with 30 seconds left, opening the door for the Yellow Jackets. With 9.2 seconds left and the lead still only three points, Chalmers fouled Anthony Morrow, who made both free throws, leaving the Kansas lead at 67-66.

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